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Dickey County
Inhabited as of 5/11

Forbes School

Forbes School

We visited Forbes in May of 2011 and got pictures of the town, plus this gallery of the former school.  There were so many great things to photograph, we decided to put the photos of the interior of the school into this separate gallery.

A green moss carpet covers most of the floor in this damp former classroom.

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Saplings have sprouted up through the floor, stretching to reach the sun through a hole in the roof.

That’s the former gymnasium in the background.

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

Forbes, North Dakota

Forbes, North Dakota

Forbes is east of Venturia in Dickey County, right on the South Dakota border.  On nearly every trip, we go out looking forward to seeing a certain town, but on the way home, we realize another town was better or more fun.  Forbes was that town on this trip.  The pleasant surprise.

At one time, the Great Northern Railroad had an agreement with the Milwaukee Road not to build west of their rail lines in this area. When the agreement expired, the GNRR extended their line from Ellendale and gave birth to Forbes.

The Schulstad Stone House Museum in Forbes is open May to September by appointment only.

The view above is Forbes as seen from State Line Road, right on the border with South Dakota. It’s one of the only roads we’ve ever been on where you could pass somebody on the highway and when you’re side by side, you’d be in different states because the state line runs right down the middle of the highway.

There were so many good shots to be taken of this school, we couldn’t put them all here.  Check out the gallery for the school.

This was without a doubt, one of the nicest, best kept little Post Offices we’ve seen.  In an era when our elected officials are failing small town post offices, it was nice to see somebody takes pride in this place.

Some classic firepower out in front of Legion Post 277.

Two lives burned out — first as Forbes State Bank, then as the Long Branch Saloon.

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC